Obama calls Paul Ryan a ‘good and decent man’ at speech but slams him on Twitter


For the first time, President Obama publicly acknowledged Paul Ryan’s entrance into the race for the White House Sunday at a fundraiser in Chicago.

In his first public mention of Romney running mate Paul Ryan, Pres Obama says "I know him. I welcome him to the race."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 12, 2012

Just in: President's first comments on Ryan — "good and decent man" but "ideological leader of the Republicans in Congress"

— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) August 12, 2012

Pres. Obama on Paul Ryan: "I want to congratulate Congressman Ryan. I know him. I welcome him to the race. Cong. Ryan is a decent man"

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) August 12, 2012

Obama’s Twitter feed displayed a different message. As he was speaking, his campaign tweeted this:

Make sure the women in your life know: Paul Ryan supports banning all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 12, 2012

This comes on the heels of a deluge of tweets yesterday and today stating “facts” about Paul Ryan.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/12/obama-calls-paul-ryan-a-good-and-decent-man-at-speech-but-slams-him-on-twitter/

‘You Didn’t Build-A-Bear’ and other Obama birthday party games


Today is President Obama’s 51st birthday and liberals would like the Right to “stop taking jabs” at Obama.

Not. Gonna. Happen.

Conservatives easily trended #ObamaBirthdayPartyGames on Saturday afternoon as they celebrated the president’s final birthday in office.

You Didn't Build-A-Bear #ObamaBirthdayPartyGames

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) August 4, 2012

Pin the blame on Bush. #ObamaBirthdayPartyGames

— Regulus de Leo (@RegulusdeLeo) August 4, 2012

Spin the economic numbers #ObamaBirthdayPartyGames #gop #tcot #lnyhbt #ObamaHappens

— Alan Levesque (@DailyPamphlet) August 4, 2012

#ObamaBirthdayPartyGames One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato…wait…you have too many Potatoes

— KimberlySez™ (@KimberlySez) August 4, 2012

#ObamaBirthdayPartyGames Pin The Fail On The Donkey

— Illegal Alien (@rovibe71) August 4, 2012

Pin the fork on the dog #ObamaBirthdayPartyGames

— Bill (@DefendWallSt) August 4, 2012

Crock Paper Scissors #ObamaBirthdayPartyGames

— Blair Warren (@blairwarren) August 4, 2012

#ObamaBirthdayPartyGames Whack A Coal Mine

— PMS2@pms2 (@PaulMS2) August 4, 2012

#ObamaBirthdayPartyGames Composite Kiss and Tell

— RufusKings1776 (@RufusKings1776) August 4, 2012

#ObamaBirthdayPartyGames Duck, Duck, Questions

— Tooth Fairy Denier (@FunkynFortunate) August 4, 2012

. #ObamaBirthdayPartyGames "Nose' Candy Land

— TheTastelessChef (@thejeffb52) August 4, 2012

Happy birthday, Mr. President!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/04/anyone-up-for-a-game-of-you-didnt-build-a-bear-at-obamas-birthday-party/

‘BENGHAZI BE KIDDING ME’: ‘Ronan Farrow Daily’ boards Benghazi ‘humor’ train [pic]


What were the brutal murders of four Americans in Benghazi if not an opportunity for the media to showcase their utter tactlessness? Today, MSNBC took a page from the comedy stylebook of Sally Kohn and The Daily Beast with this pathetic, tasteless attempt at “humor”:


Talk about lame.


He should care. It’s not even a good pun!



Video of the smug segment:



‘Laugh it up, fellas’: Obama flacks Plouffe, Favreau and Vietor mock Fox News’ Benghazi coverage

Sen. Harry Reid’s communications director tries hand at Benghazi humor

‘Leaving for Las Vegas’: Donna Brazile’s request for TV series names about Benghazi hearings backfires

‘To the Left, four corpses are a punchline’: Mo. state rep sicko repulses with gross Benghazi ‘joke’

‘Thinks Benghazi is a JOKE??!!’ Actor James Woods slams ‘despicable’ Mo. state rep

‘Really classless’: Kansas City Star columnist encourages Mo. state rep’s mockery of Benghazi dead

Dana Loesch shreds Mo. lawmaker Sicko Newman for soulless Benghazi ‘joke’

‘Beyond disgraceful’: ‘Bering Sea Gold’ star Kevin Jupina calls out twisted Mo. Rep. Newman

‘Pervert’ Democrat makes Benghazi masturbation joke … yes, you just read that

Benghazi is a punchline, sicko? Here is a devastating reminder for twisted Mo. lawmaker [pics]

Twin tools: St. Louis treasurer ‘has back’ of Benghazi-mocking Mo. lawmaker, plays victim

‘So much for civility’: ‘Heartless’ Sally Kohn compares Benghazi murders to Lewinsky scandal

‘Vagina warrior’ candidate reaps the whirlwind after perverted Benghazi joke

‘Benghazi Hearings are Idiotic’: Daily Beast weighs in with acrostic

Next up in the ‘say something crass and tasteless about Benghazi’ rotation: David Plouffe

‘Making fun of dead Americans’: Dems’ Benghazi ‘jokes’ are out of control

‘F*cking cretins’: Comedian Stephen Kruiser tears into libs for Benghazi ‘jokes’

‘Priorities’? Self-awareness is hard: Benghazi-mocking Mo. state rep doubles down on idiocy

Full Twitchy coverage of Ronan Farrow

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/09/benghazi-be-kidding-me-ronan-farrow-daily-boards-benghazi-humor-train-pic/

D.C. plays #spottheshuttle as Discovery flies to Smithsonian


NASA geeks can follow the progress of the shuttle’s final flight from the Kennedy Space Center to Dulles International Airport on Twitter at #spottheshuttle. Discovery will be towed to its new home at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on Thursday.


THANKS! “@WinObs: The video I put together contains live video and timelapse of shots I took. http://t.co/npbai94u #spottheshuttle

— Jim Stembridge (@jimstem) April 17, 2012

Space Shuttle to fly near Capitol complex 4 times. 1st on West side, 2nd on east, final two to South. Comes around 9:45 am et

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) April 17, 2012

Shuttle love. pic.twitter.com/Db2JGqTs

— Kate Dykgraaf (@katedykgraaf) April 17, 2012

#spottheshuttle right outside my office! so cool that it took a leisurely stroll around the Nat'l Mall. #fb pic.twitter.com/tDpw60BF

— Patrick Frank (@patfrank) April 17, 2012

Giddy from proximity to space flight AND the Capitol. #spottheshuttle pic.twitter.com/Fchlah8c

— Rebecca Shakespeare (@Shakespearean) April 17, 2012

Space Shuttle Discovery Flies Over Washington, DC http://t.co/MGreedZD #spottheshuttle

— Instagram (@instagram) April 17, 2012

For those in the DC area anxiously awaiting arrival of space shuttle Discovery, the flight is running just a few minutes ahead of schedule!

— NASA (@NASA) April 17, 2012

AEI think tankers #spottheshuttle http://t.co/YLHPS8wf

— AEI (@AEI) April 17, 2012

Space Shuttle Discovery flying over @TheAtlantic offices: http://t.co/LBFjlnVT #spottheshuttle

— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) April 17, 2012

Cool RT @laurably Woot!! I just #spottheshuttle pic.twitter.com/lRRRyymq

— MrAndrewBradley (@MrAndrewBradley) April 17, 2012

The shuttle passing by the Capitol http://t.co/6ar1R2IC

— Todd Thurman (@ToddThurman) April 17, 2012

Overactive Fairfax County Police won't even let people walk to the lot #spottheshuttle

— Peter Hesse (@pmhesse) April 17, 2012

Pedestrian bridge near National Airport filling up. #welcomediscovery #spottheshuttle http://t.co/lPVbaWVE

— Stefanie Dazio (@steffdaz) April 17, 2012

RT @smithsonian: Photos & live stream of shuttle arrival at the Smithsonian are available here: http://t.co/XzZKvcik #ov103 #spottheshuttle

— Cedarholm Library (@MBULibrary) April 17, 2012


Aaaaand the shuttle just went by my window again. Now it's just showing off. #spottheshuttle

— Taylor West (@Taylor_West) April 17, 2012


@michellemalkin sadly for us space nerds… It's a snuff film

— Nigel Coleman (@nachocoalmine) April 17, 2012

Shuttle has landed at Dulles. Hope they can get a cab.

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) April 17, 2012

Thank you all so much for all the retweets on this proud yet sad day in Shuttle history. Discovery is now a museum piece. Farewell Discovery

— SpaceShuttleAlmanac (@ShuttleAlmanac) April 17, 2012

Goodbye Discovery! My heart was sad to see you go, but we will continue to keep the space dream alive.

— Amy Tidd (@AmyTidd) April 17, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/04/17/porn-for-space-nerds-shuttle-discovery-makes-final-flight-atop-747/

Eddie Vedder tour postponed due to injury


Eddie Vedder has announced the postponement of his 15-city U.S. solo tour today due to temporary nerve damage in his right arm, the result of a back injury sustained earlier this year.

Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis explains, “After having worked aggressively with doctors and physical therapists for the last eight weeks to repair the damage, the intensity of the injury and time needed to heal has made it impossible to play the shows as scheduled. There was hope up until the last minute that the treatments would be successful. Sincerest apologies go out to those who have made plans and bought tickets. Eddie is frustrated beyond measure, but remains positive that come this summer all will be back in good form.”

All postponed dates will be rescheduled for November and December 2012. Tickets will be honored for rescheduled dates. Refunds will be available upon request through the point-of-purchase. Fan Club members with Ten Club pre-sale ticket will receive an email regarding proper refund procedures today, Thursday April 5th.

I'm really bummed about the Eddie Vedder tour being postponed. I've been looking forward to it for months. It was so close!!

— Allison B. (@allison_b216) April 5, 2012

Looks like I'm gonna have to find a Night 2 Jack White ticket since I am getting $400 back from my Eddie Vedder trip since he postponed it.

— Jacob Nichols (@jnich24) April 5, 2012

Could Jazz Fest please move Tom Petty to Eddie Vedder's slot now

— Steve Geller (@SteveGellerWWL) April 5, 2012

Aw man, no stage diving at the ukulele concert. 🙁 rt @wwltv Eddie Vedder postpones tour. He was scheduled for Jazz Fest on 5/3

— trentdang (@trentdang) April 5, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/04/05/eddie-vedder-tour-postponed-due-to-injury/